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New Orleans of the Middle East

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American families stuck in Lebanon are resorting to signs, much as stranded NOLA residents did after Katrina. Meanwhile, Israel took out the Beirut airport several days ago, and has now taken out the bridges that connect southern Lebanon to Beirut, where US evacuation plans depart from. According to MI Senator Stabenow and Congressman Conyers, there are between 5,000 and 7,000 Michiganders stranded in southern Lebanon.

He Hu Laughs Last, Laughs Loudest

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See Update below--the open mike is not on the Hu side of Bush, it's on the Putin side. Thanks to EasyRider for checking my work and seeing the funkiness with the video. Remember those slights Hu Jintao suffered when he visited the United States? The Taiwanese anthem, the Falun Gong protestor? I thought then that might be revenge for the way Bush was made to look like an idiot when he visited
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